Executive Director’s Welcome

The Institute for Materials Research represents more than 200 faculty members and research groups engaged in materials research from 6 colleges and 20 departments at The Ohio State University. With a network of state-of-the-art facilities throughout these departments and colleges, IMR provides coordination for a dynamic, world-class and multi-disciplinary materials research community that incorporates science and engineering from the sub-nano to macro scales, from soft to hard materials, from basic phenomena to devices, and from biology and medicine to agriculture, energy, communications, transportation and computation. IMR has a special mission: to create and sustain a coordinated, state-of-the-art environment that fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research in the science and engineering of materials that addresses the future needs of society.


We invite you to explore the IMR web site, to learn more of our strengths, facilities, strategic initiatives, programs and most importantly, our faculty, staff and students.



Dr. Steven A. Ringel
Executive Director, OSU Institute for Materials Research
Neal A. Smith Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering